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    February 5, 2013
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car at the intersection of foothill and 38th avenue yesterday morning. the man on the corner was not hurt. police say the jeep was stolen minutes earlier. >> the fact she was in a high speed chase trying to get away...all captured by surveillance video but in the smoke and commotion after, no one knows where the man on the corner ran off to. it is hard to believe the honda driver survived without serious injuries. >> the fate of california's medical marijuana dispensaries could be decided today in san francisco. the supreme court is having a special session at the university of san francisco to celebrate the school's 100th birthday. the justices will rule on a case on whether local governments have the right to ban dispensaries. voters approves them in 1996. despite that, 187 and counties
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state-wide have banned the dispensaries. the special session is underway at 11:00. >> the san jose city country will consider taking an official stand on marriage equality today. next month. supreme court reviews two cases that says the california ban on same-sex marriage and the defense of marriage act which denyies federal benefits to bay and lesbian married couples. the want to strike down both laws. the kid line for san jose to join the san francisco brief is valentine day. >> look at this police sketch of a man police are looking for who forced his way into the home of a 74-year-old woman and her daughter open friday. the man punched the older woman in the face. the mother and daughter escaped but the man and a second suspect chased them. they attacked the older woman a second time before running off.
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>> the san francisco 49ers hold a final team meeting at their headquarters this morning and clean out their lockers. a disappointed team returned home after the heartbreaking loss in super bowl xlvii. kaepernick averaged the crowd of 100 people who turned out to growth the team at the airport. hundreds of others cheered them when they arrived at the santa clara pack trace facility. coach harbaugh was among the last to emerge and took time to say thanks to the fans and signed a football. >> great run. thanks for the support. >> come on, i'm a kid, and he signed it. he was, all right, and signed it. >> he played the "kid card." amy will have more in a live report next half hour. >> the bay area hopes to win the bid against south florida to host super bowl 50 in 2016 at
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new stadium the in santa clara. the nfl and sports fan will not see any power failure at the new high-tech facility like they saw at the super bowl in new orleans. local leaders say there is no doubt that the topic of utilities will be on the minds of team owners when they pick a host in may. the new $9 billion stadium has two new electrical substations near the site but only juan is needed. the niners are adding solar panels to provide extra energy. >> the mayor lee intends to create a permanent nonprofit group aimed at bringing large-scale sporting events to the bay area, telling the san francisco chronicle with the new 49ers stadium going up in santa clara and an arena for the warriors headed for the san francisco water h -- waterfront there is the possibility of bringing the olympics to the area an improvement from a
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decade ago when they made a bid for the 2016 bid that was withdrawn when the proposed stadium bid fell apart. >> possibly 2024 olympics would be something. >> might even compete. who knows? >> you and i compete? >> yes. bobsled. >> okay. i will be rooting for you. >> mike nicco, how is the weather today? >> good time to be outside this afternoon. like yesterday. unlike yesterday, though, look at fog, not so thick. just hazy. four miles is the lowest visibility in santa rosa. we will watch sfo and oakland and san jose to make sure nothing develops. we have a low cloud deck. now, the winds are blowing in from the west to northwest so if you live east or southeast that is coming your way which is not much right now other than a lot
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of cloud cover through the morning. it is 43 to 47 degrees through 7:00. we will be in the low-to-mid 50's by noon and partly sunny this afternoon. a cold front is coming through but it will not kick up any showers and will kick up in that temperature-range of mid-to-upper 50's in the afternoon and even some mid-40's to low 50's during the evening. we will see more sunshine tomorrow, with temperatures in the mid-50's through 60 and a real small chance of a scattered shower on friday but the temperatures are cooler been then. now the traffic? >> good morning, everyone, we have a look at road work overnight, still in lanes, eastbound dumbarton bridge until 6:00 this morning and i do not see significant slowing eastbound reverse commute direction. also, 87, the ramp, northbound, 280 is partly blocked with road work until 6:00 am this morning and we will look at 87 moving north to the 280 junction in san
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jose beyond the pavillion, it is moving nicely and a first look at the bay bridge toll plaza no delays or problems with the metering lights. everything is smooth sailing. >> it is 4:37. a heads up for men if you want to have children, item -- turn off the tv. >> do you like pancake? do you like free? folks we will tell you where you can let the syrup pour this morning. >> but, first the tech bytes this morning. >> the ipad goes on sale today, apple is using this is "pro" no difference between the ipad and the others and starts at $800. a study finds few people have actually used digital wallet applications. of those who have heard of them, pay pal had the widest recognition, fears of execute are the biggest reason digital wallets are not more popular.
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today is the 10th anniversary safer internet today encouraging to us take steps to protect ourselves online google updated the "good do know" section.
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>> san rafael, south bay, pleasant done and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, it is 4:40 on tuesday. downtown san francisco the embarcardero area is a few clouds. what will that mean for our afternoon and what about the rain? is it still coming our way? we will check with mike ahead. >> our homeland security secretary is promoting border security as congress takes up immigration reform. the administration wants to streamline the citizenship process but a group of senators is demanding assurance on border security first.
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napolitano says effective patrols pushed illegal immigration numbers to the lowest level in 40 years. >> the national gun control debate that started after sandy hook elementary school has come to los gatos. a gun store that opened in december drew a lot of opposition during a public hearing. >> this is an issue that sparked controversy rarely seen in this town. >> the opening of templar sports, has created a huge division in our town. >> those opposed honored victims of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. the gun shop opened days after a gunman killed 20 children in connecticut. opponents complained the officials did not conduct a public review as required. critics are worried how close the store is to the elementary school. >> i heard about a story being opened that warehouses guns 2,000 feet from our school, just
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around the corner, i felt a bit sick at heart. >> supporters of the show showed up waving bright orange signs. the crowd was so large it overflowed into the lobby. supporters say the owners followed the rules and legally opened up their business. >> treating this gun store and treating the sporting goods store as a pariah treats all sports men and women in the same fashion and los gatos is a better town that that. >> members present add court suggesting rules rules for morec view but that would affect only future gun stores looking to open in los gatos. >> 100 people signed up to make a public comment and it split 50/50. those supporting the store and those in opposition in los gatos . >> the pebble beach national pro am kicks off with a celebrity charity event watching members of the giants against the
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49ers organization. the two teams playing each other with different members, the giants lineup will feature the manager along with pitching ace king, and the niners will have former star dwight clark and brent jones and steve bono and pro's will practice before the tournament. tiger woods will not be there and mickelson will be back to defend his title. >> want something for free? of course. you can get a free short stack of butter milk pancakes at ihop on national pancake day valid from 7:00 to 10:00 this morning. ihop is encouraging customers to local to children's miracle network hospitals. for those interested in trivia this morning, the pancake tuesday tradition dates back to england when folks used eggs and milk and butter before the start of fasting during lent.
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>> because you did not want that after lent. >> just butter and pancakes? >> butter on them when you get them. >> 4:44 and time to check with mike. rib sticking food would not be bad. >> little cool out there. >> absolutely. look at those clouds hanging around as we look from san jose this morning at 87 near h.p. pavilion, cloudy and hazy. still could cause issues if you try to travel around the bay or if you try to travel around the country by sfo. we will keep an eye on that everything is running smoothly. now, a look at what is going on with lived 7 h.d., we are dry. you can see the dry air under the clouds this morning. it could get a work out over the ocean today the form of scattered showers but the cold front is coming through today and it will be rather quiet.
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temperatures are 42 in antioch to 50 in oakland so a mild morning. temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40's around monterey bay and inland to gilroy and salinas, so, today, partly sunny and the cold front comes through quietly and we will have wet weather with a secondary cold front thursday and friday and brighter and warmer weekend. here is what going on, high pressure is still holding deflecting the bulk of the storm to the north and the strip of clouds will come law and that will keep us with a little less sunshine than yesterday so the cold front. comes through quietly but there is colder air in the form of the smaller clouds and that will come in for tomorrow. now, as we look at thursday, we have a greater chance of showers with this particular system, but, still, rainfall amounts as we have been talking all week are very light. you can see the cold front coming through from north to south from mid-morning to the mid-afternoon hours, .1" or
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possibly .25" on thursday. the temperatures are in the mid-to-upper 50's with 54 at half moon bay, and 55 in san francisco, to 59 in fairfield. monterey bay shows temperatures about the same, maybe up to 60 and salinas. here is the accweather seven-day outlook, tomorrow, even with mostly sunny conditions, mid-50's to around 60. headed to thursday into friday those are the coolest days low-to-mid 50's on friday and 60's come back by sunday and into monday with increasing sunshine. have a great day. sue? >> light conditions if you travel off the waldo to san francisco but you will need to slow down approaching the span because of road work on the northern portion of the span down to one lane there and it picks up to two lanes for the rest of the ride in the city and that will change and open up to four lanes. to the toll plaza you have light conditions there, as well, with no delays on the upper deck into
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san francisco and road work blocking 880 for continue more minutes. and eastbound dumbarton lanes, in the eastbound reverse direction there is work until 6:00. >> the to you bus firm involved in the deadly crash in southern california has been cited several times for safety violations. sunday night's accident in san bernardino county killed seven passengers and at least 17 others are still in the hospital. the company that operated the bus had 22 safety violations during inspections last year, including brake and tire problems. investigators believe the bus was speeding on a steep mountain side highway when the crash happened. >> safety regulators are revealing a battery overheating problem on another boeing 787 jet overheated in mid-january forcing an emergency landing. this was a week before the same problem caused a japan airlines
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787 to catch fire in boston. the entire fleet of dreamliners is grounded now and boeing has asked the f.a.a. to permission to flight test flights while they work on a solution. >> republican senator john mccain will not support a filibuster to block the nomination of chuck hagel as secretary of defense but is a sharp critic. during confirmation hearings last week, john mccain disputed his opposition to a troop surge during the iraq war. john mccain says he does not believe a filibuster is appropriate. some inares say a filibuster may be the only way to stop hagel from becoming defense chief. >> a warning this morning to men. a study finds too much time in front of the tv could be reducing your fertility. scientists asked 189 volunteers questions about how much they exercise and how often they watch tv. men who watch more than 20 hours of tv a week are half as fertile. part of the reason could be because heavy tv viewers are
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less physically active. volunteer whose said they worked out 15 hours or more a week had a much higher sperm count. the study's authors say more research is needed. >> facebook knows quite a bit about the users. new details about your life it could gather on your mobile division, -- mobile device, whether you like
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in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> good morning, on this tuesday morning. the golden gate bridge has light traffic but cloud cover out there this morning. our temperatures, will they change? will the showers still arrive tomorrow or will they be delayed? we will check with mike and sue on traffic and weather. >> berkeley teacher found with lsd pleaded guilty to a felony charge in marin county superior
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court. it is reported that he admitted to possess of lsd and a misdemeanor drunk driving charge. under the plea agreement, the convictions will be dismissed if the 51-year-old teacher remains law-abiding and meets other conditions. he was an advisor to berkeley high school students in an independent study program and arrested december 1 after running a red climate. >> facebook could be tracking your location when you use the social network on your mobile device. the "los angeles times" reports they are working on an app to track you when the phone is not being used which lets users find each other using g.p.s. and no long verify to check in like they do now. analysts say the app would help face book generate more revenue from ads based on user location and daily habits. no comment. >> animal rescue group is offering a $500 reward this morning for the return of a stolen puppy. twelve week old pit pit bull mix
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was taken from a rescue event in san francisco which contacted police. she has a heart shaped marking on the right side. the group says a young couple in a black toyota took off with the dog during an adoption event sunday at stone town galleria. >> time for the weather check on this tuesday morning. >> it is tuesday morning. we will check with mike nicco, we are a day closer to that chance of showers. >> which is in thursday's forecast and a lesser extent on friday. it could look like it outside but it will be mostly cloudy and mild are because of the blanket effect the clouds create keeping the heat closer to the ground. 43 to 50 is whether we start out. this afternoon, mid-to-upper 50's. dry this evening at 47 to 52. dry across the entire state today but for a few showers with
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the cold front in eureka and dry in talk highway at 48. san diego and low-to-mid 60's and 74 in palm springs. safe travels. >> the first report of an accident southbound 680 before industrial way and we will follow that for you right now and i do not see slowing. that will change if the accident is out there for too long but otherwise road work to san jose north 87 ramp to northbound 280 is partly blocked with road work until 6:00 a.m. this morning and we had early road work 80 westbound near powell, you can see it is picked up and traffic is getting heavier here but moving nicely into the macarthur maze and the san mateo bridge, the flat section, the tail lights headed to foster city and the san mateo area is moving at the limit with no delays. kristen and eric? >> big change in education. your 8th grader is no longer going to be required to take am gentleman practice in school.
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the state board has decided to end the 15-year-old policy of requiring 8th graders to take algebra moving if line with what most other states offer, common court curriculum. you can take another math class with elements of algebra if the school offers the courses. some fear they will eliminate algebra altogether for 8th graders. >> we have been left behind in the world when it comes to education standards. we will absolutely lose our place unless we keep a rigorous regime for california. this is going in the wrong direction. >> footers insist math classes will still be rigorous even without the algebra requirement. >> numbers from the energy d show americans spend an average of $2,900 a year on gasoline, 4 percent our pretax income, the highest in 30 years. the report also says that we use less gasoline in 2012 mostly
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because of more fuel efficient vehicles. listen to this: a second study from the union of concerned scientists finds that drivers spend as much on gas during the life of a vehicle as the original cost of that vehicle. >> consumer reports say small engines may not deliver the speed or fuel economy they claim saying the tests show turbo charged models from ford, hyundai, and kia fall short of expectations and the chevrolet turbo charged got little extra power than the models with conventional engines. a four cylinder from bmw does deliver of good fuel economy and acceleration according to consumer reports. >> the worker who goal from a construction site survived the fall because of plastic. the worker plunged 30' from this building into plastic sheeting wrapped around the site he worked on. he was tangled in the heavy duty
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plastic and was cut free despite the padded landing, he was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay. >> a bit of good luck. >> the san francisco 49ers' season ended in pride and heartbreak. the last duty the niners have to handle this morning. >> week long hostage stand off comes to a dramaticnd in alabama with new develop ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. tuesday at 5:00, thanks for waking up and joining us, i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas.
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so, jackets as we leave home, mike? >> milder than yesterday but still in the 40's. good morning, to you. a look at live doppler 7 hd you can see the cloud cover out there watching it but like yesterday no radar returns, maybe drizzle at the coast. the fog is not as thick as yesterday. four miles in santa rosa. that good news headed out the door. now, what will happen today. we will see a slow erosion of clouds, pockets of sunshine this afternoon, low-to-mid 50's at the coast and mid-to-upper 50's at the bay and inland. >> we have an accident southbound 680 before industrial way blocking a lane of traffic. c.h.p. is headed to the scene. eastbound dumbarton road work on the lanes until 6:00 a.m. but it will now affect the commute direction. we have north 87, the ramp to